The material in this essay was compiled as part of my larger research into Canadian Fraternal Orders as sponsored by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, while I was Director of Special Projects at the Canadian War Museum, 2005-2006. In addition, I wish to credit Right Worshipful Brother Douglas Franklin, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Ottawa District # 1, Right Excellent Companion Dieter Jeschor, Maple Granite Chapter, Carleton Place, and Worshipful Brother Ivor Bayley, St. John’s Lodge AFAM in Carleton Place, for their valuable contributions to my project.

I am therefore pleased to present this essay on Freemasonry, containing specific references to St. John’s Masonic Lodge in Carleton Place, Ontario, for publication on their web site.